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Governor Cox orders flags to fly at half-staff in honor of the fallen officer

SALT LAKE CITY – Governor Spencer J. Cox ordered both the flags of the United States of America and the Utah state flag to fly at half-staff at all state facilities in honor of fallen officer Sgt. Bill Hooser of the Santaquin City Police Department.

Hooser was struck and killed by a truck driver early Sunday morning. The driver was later arrested and taken to the police station.

Hooser is survived by his wife of 29 years, his two daughters and a granddaughter.

“Flags should be lowered to half-staff from Monday, May 6, and remain at half-staff until sunset on the day of the funeral. The governor’s office will send an additional notice indicating when the flags may be returned to the full staff position,” according to a statement from the governor’s office.

The Governor’s Office invited all individuals, businesses and other organizations to participate in this recognition.